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NCPCR asks Netflix to stop streaming ‘Bombay Begums’

The apex child rights body NCPCR on Thursday asked Netflix to stop streaming ''Bombay Begums'' citing inappropriate portrayal of children in the web series. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) asked the OTT platform to present a detailed action report within 24 hours, failing of which will lead to initiating appropriate legal action against the American company.

"Netflix should take extra precaution while streaming any content in respect of the children or for the children and shall also refrain themselves from getting into such things," the commission said in its notice.

Bombay Begums, a six-season show launched on Netflix on March 8, follows five ladies whose lives interlock in Mumbai. Coordinated by ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ movie Producer Alankrita Shrivastava, the show investigates aspiration, a working lady's endeavors to keep an equilibrium between fun and serious stuff, and her unpredictable associations with men, ladies, partners, supervisors, kids, and her own body. It stars Pooja Bhatt, Shahana Goswami, Amruta Subhash, Plabita Borthakur, Aadhya Anand, Rahul Bose, Vivek Gomber, and Danish Husain.

Alleging the abusive portrayal of children in the web series, the NCPCR Commission said "You are directed to look into this matter and immediately stop streaming of this series and furnish a detailed action report within 24 hours, failing which the Commission will be constrained to initiate appropriate action pursuant to the provisions of Section 14 of the CPCR (Commission for Protection of Child Rights) Act, 2005." 

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